Michael Jordan addressed one of the most famous quotes of his career — “Republicans buy sneakers, too” — in the fifth episode of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” on Sunday.

Jordan, who has largely stayed away from any political commentary throughout his public life, didn’t back away from the statement, which came during the 1990 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between incumbent Republican Jesse Helms and Democrat challenger Harvey Gantt, in the documentary, saying it was made in jest.

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Jordan went on to say that he has never seen himself as a role model.

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